MINIS IN THE OZARKS | 2019 ANNUAL EVENT

MNIS in the Ozarks is an annual event held in and around Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where hundreds of MINI enthusiasts gather to enjoy all things MINI and driving the beautiful, and twisty, Ozark highways. This years event takes place October 24-27, 2019.  See event itinerary below. Note: itinerary is subject to change and planning for the event continues.

If you have any questions about the annual event, please contact us.

LOOKING FOR HOTEL INFORMATION?

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks – Click HERE for host hotel information

MITO is held the same weekend as the Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl which draws thousands of visitors to Eureka Springs on Saturday, October 26. Make sure to make your hotel reservations early. If booking at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, call the hotel and ask for the Minis in the Ozarks rate.

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?

In the spirit of continuous improvement, here are some key changes for this year…..

The Zombie Crawl in downtown Eureka Springs on Saturday night has grown in recent years to where it’s now an event that draws thousands of people from out of town. We’ve rearranged our schedule to leave Saturday night free for those who are interested. For more information go to https://www.eurekasprings.org/event/8th-annual-zombie-crawl/.

We’ve moved the Saturday night dinner hosted by the Arkansas Mini Owners Klub to Friday night.  We’re doing away with the costume party, but will still have a DJ, prizes and games.

Beer Swap on Saturday night. In 2018 we held our first Beer Swap. Plans are being made to hold our second on Saturday night for those who don’t want to brave the Zombie Crawl downtown.

 

Registration opens May 1, 2019

EVENT ITINERARY

Thursday, October 24, 2019 BEGINS ENDS
Early Arrivals – try the Racetrack, Thorncrown or Beaver Dam drives on your own
Packet Pick Up – Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
MITO Kickoff Thursday Warm-up Drive – departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Lot 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Packet Pick Up – Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
OK MINI Meet & Greet Cocktail Party  6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
OK MINI Welcome Dinner
7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
Friday, October 25, 2019 BEGINS ENDS
Packet Pick Up- Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
FRIDAY DRIVES: All drives are limited to Friday morning to allow for Group Photo & MITO Parade.
Ozark Touge – Departs from the Ozark Mountain Hoe Down Parking Lot 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
MINI Skirts Ozark Adventure – Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Parking Lot 8:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Friday Pig Trail – Piggly Wiggly – Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Lower Parking Lot 8:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Two State Scenic Tour – Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Hotel Parking Lot – Lower Level 8:45 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Branson Karting Adventure — Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Hotel Parking – Lower Level 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
2018 MITO Group Photo & Eureka & Sunset Parade of MINIs 2:00 p.m 5:00 p.m.
     Photo Staging Begins 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
     Group Photo 3:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m
2018 Eureka @ Sunset Parade of MINIs 4:00 p.m.
Packet Pick Up – Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
AMOK reception 6:00 p.m.
AMOK dinner 7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
Tech Talk & Breakfast – Meets in Convention Center Oak / Hickory Rooms 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Packet Pick Up – Inn of The Ozarks Convention Center 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Saturday Drives
Peel Ferry – Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Parking Lot 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Mt. Magazine – Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Parking Lot 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
Galen’s Elk Run – Departs from the Ozark Mtn Hoe Down Parking Lot 9:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Easy as 123- Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Lower Parking Lot 9:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Dinner on your own 6:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Zombie Crawl — downtown Eureka Springs parade 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Beer swap and movie night 8:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018
Sunday drive with OK Mini — Departs from Inn of the Ozarks Convention Ceter Lower Parking Lot 9:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION OPENS ON May 1st, 2019.